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Phoenix forum promotes alternative energy sources

Tags: arizona state university, bioagriculture, biodesign instiute, biofuels

[Source: State Press] - Alternative energy sources are a growing research focus, and some Arizona companies and scientists are successfully developing new technologies such as producing energy from bacteria.

The Arizona Technology Council coordinated a forum on Thursday in downtown Phoenix addressing three types of alternative energy that some of its member companies are developing.

Bruce Rittmann, an ASU engineering professor and the director for the Center for Environmental Biotechnology at the Biodesign Institute, presented information on his research project that is using photosynthetic bacteria to produce biofuels.

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